Uppingham is a charming market town on the southern side of Rutland, situated between Rutland Water and the Eye Brook Reservoir. If you are unfamiliar with Uppingham we have put together some information about what Uppingham has to offer including local shops, facilities and travel links
Located on the A47 between Leicester and Peterborough, about 6 miles (10 km) south of the county town, Oakham on the A6003, Uppingham is also conveniently situated for commuting with easy access to major roads and train services to London from Oakham and Corby as well as regular bus services.
The centre of town is a conservation area with many fine stone houses and is blessed with a range of speciality shops and traditional retailers, many of which are still family owned and run. The market square holds a market every Friday as well as the occassional food event with stalls and entertainment. Uppingham has a local Co-op and several newsagents with larger supermarkets being located just a short drive away. It has a wealth of history and a host of excellent takeaways, restaurants, cafes and bars can be found.
Leisure and Sports
Uppingham market square is the site of many events throughout the year including fairs, a classic vehicle run, music events and much more. Once a year it is also transformed into the only fatstock show still to be held in temporary penning in a traditional market town.
As well as holding regular classes in Town Hall and events around the town, Uppingham has a sports centre and swimming pool available to use which are located in Uppingham School running chldrens activities, group excersise classes and more. Uppingham has it's own outdoors areas and parks for sports and recreation but is also located near many walking spots and parks including Rutland Water – a great place for walking, cycling, fishing and sailing. The circuit of Rutland Water is around 17 miles – or 22 miles if you include the Hambleton Penninsula.
Uppingham boasts a selection of reputable schools for children of all ages including a private boarding school as well as quality nursery and pre-school options. There are also a variety of options available locally for adult education.